PRINCIPAL HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERoffice-based (UK, US) or remote
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We are a Human Factors consultancy that is quickly emerging as leading player in the industry. We perform studies around the world and serve many of the world’s leading manufacturers of medical products. We are searching for a Principal Human Factors Engineer to join our team.
As a Principal Human Factors Engineer you will be in a client-facing role and will be responsible for leading project activities, applying your knowledge of human factors to the development and testing of a range of medical products, from drug delivery devices to surgical instruments. You will apply your understanding of HF principles, practices, and regulations to support our client’s development programs and regulatory submissions and interactions. As a consultancy our role requires us to be engaged, proactive and to apply professional levels of skill and knowledge to support our client’s projects. The role of a principal human factors engineer assumes responsibility for technical and commercial project leadership.
ResponsibilitiesPerform Human Factors activities for our clients including:
• Lead and perform Human Factors studies to test the usability of medical products, including: • Design and setup formative and summative human factors studies (writing study documents such as managing project plans and managing third-party suppliers). • Conducting studies (interviewing study participants and collecting data). • Performing quality checks on study data and analyzing study results • Writing study reports and presenting results to our clients.• Attend and take a leading role in client meetings.• Evaluate how products and their instructions can be improved based on empirical and analytical techniques.• Design and develop instructions for use and other training materials.• Perform task analyses and use related risk analyses for medical products.• Write regulatory documentation including human factors summary reports, threshold analysis and regulatory rationales (e.g. waivers for summative studies).• Work in compliance with the industry best practices and the quality system of the company. • Help to develop the company’s quality system and processes as the company grows.• Participate in business development efforts to support the growth of the company: • Take lead on preparation of new work proposals (project planning, budgets) and foster good client relationships to support growth of the business. • Attend client sales meetings and events to promote the company. • Assist the development of the organization by providing mentoring and support to junior team members.
Skills and Knowledge
• A university degree (Bachelors, Masters, PhD) in Psychology, Human Factors Engineering, User Experience, Product design or a related field• You must enjoy interacting with and understanding others. Empathy and good people skills are a core skill for this job. Understanding the position and perspective of our clients, and how that may inform trade-offs is a key factor for this job.• Maintaining an expert perspective, able to spot the missing or vulnerable elements in technical work and identify how to address them.• Maintain an awareness of project risks and proposes mitigation strategies.• Strong written and verbal English skills are required.• We work in a regulated industry; therefore, detail focus is important for the role.• Flexibility, organizational skills, and the ability to multi-task.• You should have an interest in medicine and medical products.
What we offer
• Competitive salary• Annual performance related bonus• Life insurance• Pension• Flexibility with working arrangements• An office in central London, UK• High degree of freedom and responsibility from the beginning• Exposure, we work with some of the world’s leading medical companies• Career development, this is a real opportunity to take a leading role in a rapidly growing company
Up to 25% international travel may be required.
Please get in touch for more information or send your application to firstname.lastname@example.org.